The coronavirus may not know geographic boundaries, but people in some places are more susceptible to infection than others. More than 40 percent of residents in almost two dozen U.S. counties are considered at high risk for infection, according to community resilience estimates compiled by the Census Bureau and analyzed by Social Explorer. Sumter County, Fla., where more than half of residents are older than 65, had the largest percentage of high-risk residents, at 48.4 percent.
The most high-risk counties generally are those with large percentages of elderly or minority people; the lowest-risk places, such as the Minneapolis suburb of Carver County, Minn. (49.9 percent at low risk), contain high percentages of white people.
High Risk Populations Across the U.S. Click here to explore further.